WJHS Parents: As we approach the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, I wanted to share some important information. Please see the attached document for details about orientations, Chromebook and 6th grade math workbook pick-up, and schedules. Please feel free to contact the school office at 939-3457 with any questions or concerns that you might have. We are looking forward to a great (unlike any other) year! #WJHSAsOne https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zr8fvFUxwoxrxGbLbL3o57L_S_1n3O26/view?usp=sharing
WJHS Parents: A few reminders for this week and next: Thursday, 8/13 8am - 6pm (main lobby): - 6th grade math workbooks (all 6th graders) - Chromebook pick up (those that requested) - Yearbook pick up (those that did not pick up over the summer) Virtual Orientation: Monday 8/17 @ 1pm and Tuesday 8/18 @6pm. Links attached in letter below. 1st Day of School: Wednesday, August 19th. All students should check in to all Google Classrooms and participate accordingly. https://bit.ly/3kFSTeO We can't wait to get started this year! #WJHSAsOne - Dr. Schwartz & Mrs. Cruser
Cross Country practice will begin August 19th from 3:15-4:45pm. You must have a current physical on file to attend. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Coach Sebestik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, Following is the link for information on Junior High tryouts. This is a fluid situation and as we get more guidance we will have more information. Please look over the attached sheet to see when tryouts are and information over the guidelines for tryouts. Thank you for your patience. - Coach Unger, AD https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ExnmRFEhnyUzcjwxGUFxNhI8Id83JadPzJTCz1agpLU/edit?usp=sharing
Waterloo Families, All students will need an internet ready device (other than a phone) with a keyboard, camera, and microphone to engage in remote learning. If you need assistance with acquiring a device or internet access, please complete the Technology/Internet Access Survey below. Someone will be contacting those who state they need assistance within the next two weeks. shorturl.at/degBF -WCUSD#5
Please read the attached letter from WCUSD#5 for information on remotely starting the 2020-2021 school year. shorturl.at/gpsJP
Summer Reading Opportunity and Free Books! Any student entering 5th-10th grade who would like to participate in a Summer Reading group and have a chance to virtually "visit" with the author, you may pick up a copy of "The Benefits of Being an Octopus" by Ann Braden or "Other Words for Home" by Jasmine Warga on June 19 or June 20 between 10:00 am-noon at the circle drive of Waterloo Jr. High School. There will also be free books ranging from board books through young adult books for students and parents to choose from as well! Check your skyward email for more information!
Any girls interested in playing junior high basketball during the 2020-2021 school year can join the Remind group to receive updates throughout the summer. You can join by clicking the link below or texting the number in the attached picture. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Rader at email@example.com. https://www.remind.com/join/2021wjh
Yearbooks are in for WJHS! Please pick up during one of the following times in the main foyer. Tuesday, June 9th : 8am-11am Wednesday, June 10th : 11am-2pm Questions? Email Amber Cruser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This is a friendly reminder that we are collecting materials (textbooks, teacher & library books, and paper copies for work not done online) starting tomorrow in the main foyer. Wednesday, May 20- 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 21- 8:00am-2:00 pm Thanks! - Waterloo Junior High
Congratulations to our 4th Quarter Students of Character! To read what their teachers had to say about them, check out the news article here: https://www.wcusd5.net/article/248095?org=waterloo-jr-high-school
Congratulations to 8th grader Larkin Nottmeier who placed 6th out of 552 entries in the Water’s Worth It Essay Contest. We are proud of her and the effort she put into research, rough draft writing and revision of her essay! Way to go Larkin!
Our remote learning is scheduled to end on Friday, May 15. We will be collecting materials (chromebooks, library books, textbooks, and paper packets) at the following times in the junior high foyer: Wednesday, May 20- 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 21- 8:00-2:00 pm Thanks for all you do. Have a wonderful summer! -Nick Schwartz, WJHS Principal
Happy Staff Appreciation Week! Wow, watching this video sure makes us miss these students even more (if that's possible). Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfKGOC-0n0&feature=youtu.be
We miss you WJHS! Here are some familiar faces that wanted to send you a quick little message. https://youtu.be/FGFwo1TyHUY
Today only! The first 3,000 receipts scanned will receive 4x box tops. Download the box top app today, select Waterloo Junior High and scan your receipts!
Any WJHS students who have a TBRS - Ayden shirt, wear it tomorrow to recognize Rare Disease Awareness Day on March 1st!
Hat day tomorrow!! Bring $1 to support House of Neighborly Services.
WJHS Yearbooks are available to order now! Students will be receiving order forms today, or you can purchase online: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1073633/Waterloo-Junior-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190724042531753103/CATALOG_SHOP/
6th grade volleyball tryouts will now be held on Jan. 6 – 8 at Gardner Elem. Due to 2 snow days and finding available gym time, this week will not work to get in more than one day of tryouts. Times will stay as previously scheduled. Thank you, Coach Esker & Coach Garrett
6th grade volleyball tryouts are again cancelled for today. They are on for tomorrow. Coaches will let you know if an additional day is scheduled. Thank you!
Due to the weather, the 6th grade volleyball tryouts for tonight have been cancelled. We will work on a rescheduled day/time and will let you know when that information becomes available. Thank you! Coach Esker and Coach Garrett
Tomorrow, 11/27, is a half day of school and there is no school Thursday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break with family and friends.
WJHS: Friday 11/1 - Orange and Black Attack. Wear as much orange and black as you can.
Picture Retake Day for WJHS is Wednesday, November 6th. If you are wanting retakes, please return your photo pack directly to the photographer. If you were absent on the original picture day, please get your picture taken on Wednesday.
WJHS: Thursday 10/31 - Scare Drugs Away. Wear a school appropriate costume.
WJHS: Wednesday 10/30 - Put Drugs to Sleep. Wear Pajamas.
WJHS: Tuesday 10/29 - Lei Off Of Drugs. Dress in your best tropical gear!
WJHS: Monday 10/28 - Wear Red to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week!
Hat Day $1 - Friday Oct. 18th - benefiting the kids and families of St. Jude's Children's Hospital
WJHS: Thursday is Orange & Black Day - Get unique and crazy to show your school spirit.
WJHS: Wednesday is All We Do is 'Win'sday' - Jerseys, sport shirts, referees, & crazy fans
WJHS: Tuesday is Decades Day - Dress like your favorite decade!
WJHS: Monday is Class Color Day - 6th Grade (Yellow), 7th Grade (Red), 8th Grade (Blue)
We are encouraging students to support our local teams the rest of this week: Wednesday- Wear Blues gear- First game is tomorrow! 🏒 Thursday- Wear Cardinals gear- Playoffs begin on Thursday!⚾️ Friday- Wear Bulldog Gear- We always wear orange and black on Friday!🐾 LET’S GO!!!!!!!
Congrats to both our softball and baseball teams and coaches for winning the regional championship! They will be playing in the SIJHSAA state tournament beginning a week from Saturday.
Last call to be guaranteed a shirt for the Bulldog Color Run on Saturday! Please turn in registration forms tomorrow morning to any school office! http://bit.ly/2md2PSZ
Congratulations Reese Kite, who finished up regulation play tied for 1st at the IESA State Golf Tournament with a 73. The tournament was decided in playoff holes with Reese ultimately finishing 2nd! https://www.iesa.org/activities/go/results_State.asp?Gender=Girls&year=2019
WJHS Students & Staff - please wear red, white, and blue tomorrow, 9/11, in observance of Patriot Day.
WJHS Picture Day is tomorrow, September 5th! Forms can be turned in directly to the photographer, or you can order online at: mylifetouch.com with the code EVTDVMSHV.
WJHS - All fundraising orders are due tomorrow, August 30th. It is also an early dismissal day. Town students will be dismissed at 11:20am. There is no school on Monday, September 2nd. Have a great holiday weekend!
The 4th annual Bulldog Color Run is scheduled for September 28th at 5:30pm. We'd love to see you all there! Click here to register: https://5il.co/9lsc
WJHS cross country tryouts are Thursday, August 15th after school until 4:45pm. Please bring comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Students will meet and finish in the main gym.
If you are interested in purchasing school supplies from School Tool Box, now is your last chance! Orders take 10 days to leave the warehouse before shipping. Visit this link to order: https://www.schooltoolbox.com/stbDirect/index.php?r=site/index#load_school&id=107110